Brian Flemming was going to miss his flight to London - and, with it, the chance to spend time with the woman who helped change his life. Fourteen months earlier, getting on the plane wouldn't have been a problem.
Both are student interns at the National Public Radio affiliate that broadcasts at 89.1 FM and streams live 24 hours a day; and both conduct, record and edit phone interviews, write stories and assemble information for on-air and online presentations. Station staff says the dynamic duo has a nose for news and an uncanny knack for uncovering story angles that other media miss.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved the Provost’s New Faculty Research Awards for 2014-15 at its March 25 board meeting. Kim Schatzel, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, awarded a total of $78,660 to eighteen new Eastern faculty members for research and creative projects under the Provost’s Research Award for New Faculty program.
The symposium, one of the highlights of the academic year at Eastern, celebrates the exceptional academic work of EMU undergraduate students, showcasing student research and a wide variety of creative projects. The presentations, completed with the help of faculty mentors, represent all academic disciplines at the University.
A cool, functional house on Lake Leelanau, and much more: EMU's Undergraduate Symposium features student projects and research at Student Center on March 28 by Geoff Larcom, Published March 24, 2014 YPSILANTI - Lake Leelanau, located in the little finger of the Lower Peninsula just northwest of Traverse City, conjures up images of dazzling sunsets, nearby Lake Michigan beaches, towering dunes and rolling farmland.
The Saginaw native also traveled to Germany, Albania and Macedonia, and had opportunities to sample such delights as homemade baklava and unusual dishes as pig’s head. “When you accept an invitation to eat something, you’re not just saying ‘yes’ to food, you’re accepting an outreach of hospitality,” he says.
Going Places Political science major experiences a prestigious U.S. Department of State internship in Kosovo by Linda Hass, Published March 06, 2014 Eastern Michigan University has helped junior Trevis Harrold go places few students have gone before. With encouragement and preparation from faculty and staff, this political science major secured a prestigious U.S.
A woman killed Sunday when her car plummeted into the Otter Creek in Oregon was a 20-year-old college student who was likely lost and trying to find her way back to I-75, authorities said. The Lucas County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Bianca Bepler, who was a student at Eastern Michigan University.
“It’s an adrenaline rush to propel myself through the air, from advancing the throttle of a plane or diving into a pool,” says Cameron, who is on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in aviation flight technology in 2017. Cameron, 19, also competes on the EMU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Soaring Freshman swimmer pursues a degree in aviation flight technology by Linda Hass, Published February 19, 2014 Whether Sarah Cameron is lifting off the runway in an airplane or launching off the starting block at Jones Natatorium, this Eastern Michigan University freshman enjoys soaring through the air.
Eastern Michigan University is laying off most of its full-time lecturers in the College of Education. The Ypsilanti school issued layoff notices to 10 of its 11 full-time lecturers in the college in December, according to a group of lecturers at the school. The layoffs are effective Aug. 31, 2014.
Gamers for Giving features tournaments with cash prizes for the hardcore enthusiast as well as casual activities for those who enjoy the light-spirited side of gaming, said founder Zach Wigal, 23, of Saline. Wigal is a senior in marketing at Eastern Michigan University. Several professional competitive gamers will also be on hand to assist with the weekend’s activities.
Eastern Michigan to host more than 600 video gamers Feb. 8-9 as they compete in 24-hour premier charity gaming events Goal is to raise $20,000 to construct portable video game kiosks for use in children's hospitals by Pamela Young, Published February 03, 2014 YPSILANTI - More than 600 video gaming enthusiasts will come to Eastern Michigan University February 8-9 to compete in one of the Midwest's premier charity gaming events, Gamers for Giving.
Ligibel is director of Eastern Michigan’s award-winning Historic Preservation Program, which is the largest such program in the nation, with 90 graduate students and 15 undergraduates currently enrolled.
Mich. governor reappoints EMU professor Ted Ligibel to State Historic Preservation Review Board. Ligibel directs the university's award-winning Historic Preservation Program by Pamela Young, Published January 29, 2014 YPSILANTI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Ted Ligibel, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.
EMU annually presents The Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to a member of the University community or of the broader community who exemplifies the values and ideals of King, specifically in the areas of leadership and service, or to someone who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or broader community.
Carl Levin, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, and Rodney Slater, a former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and an Eastern Michigan University graduate, will receive EMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.The awards will be presented at the University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon, to be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in the EMU Student Center Ballroom.
Contemporary and classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip-hop will set the stage for “Visions: The 62nd Annual Faculty & Guest Artist Concert,” January 17 – 18, at 8 p.m. and January 19 at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan’s Quirk Theatre
Eastern will open its doors and welcome undergraduate and working professionals who are interested in learning more about a higher education degree during a Graduate Open House, Saturday, Jan. 11.
During the open house, graduate advisors will be poised to answer questions from 10 a.m. to noon at the Student Center Ballroom, located at 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti.
Off stage, Alejandra Escobar is calm and reserved, but when the Eastern Michigan University graduate student performs behind the piano, she displays the kind of passion and intensity that not only won the 2013 Graduate Student Music Competition, it earned her a spot on the EMU delegation to Wuhan University, China.
Passion and Intensity Graduate student earns a spot on the EMU delegation to Wuhan University, China by Linda Hass, Published January 08, 2014 Off stage, Alejandra Escobar is calm and reserved, but when the Eastern Michigan University graduate student performs behind the piano, she displays the kind of passion and intensity that not only won the 2013 Graduate Student Music Competition, it earned her a spot on the EMU delegation to Wuhan University, China.
The campus community and the public are invited to participate in a Virtual Job Fair, to be held on January 21, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. by Eastern Michigan University.
This cost-free event will allow participants to chat one-on-one with representatives from the University in real time, all from the comfort of an online environment.
Due to the continuing extreme weather conditions, Eastern Michigan University has canceled all classes Tuesday, Jan. 7. This includes all planned campus activities, lectures and events. The National Weather Service continues to report hazardous weather conditions and the coldest temperatures in 20 years in Michigan, including a wind chill warning and winter weather advisory for the Washtenaw County region. Wind chill temperatures in the region are forecast to reach 39 below on Tuesday.
The University plans to be open on Wednesday, Jan. 8 for regular business and classes.
The program, overseen by the office of the provost, is an extensive, campus-wide effort that seeks not only to improve student outcomes at Eastern but contribute nationally to understanding what support strategies work for two specialized groups: men of color and single parents.The plan, which was presented to the EMU Board of Regents Tuesday, focuses on five areas that research has shown to have significant impact on degree completion and retention.
The increase in police staffing is the latest of many safety efforts that have been implemented to ensure Eastern remains one of the safest campuses among Michigan public universities, as reflected by comparative safety data (www.emich.edu/safetycomparison). Eastern’s overall campus safety efforts include the deployment of more than 30 fully trained and licensed professional police officers, 24 hours a day/seven days a week operations, 500 security cameras that blanket campus, SEEUS campus escorts, and a variety of other safety measures.
Eastern Michigan University to hire four additional police officers to support expanded off-campus public safety operations by Geoff Larcom, Published November 15, 2013 YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will hire four additional full-time police officers by mid-January 2014 to support expanded off-campus patrols.
Two teams from the EMU College of Business won first and third at the Kohl’s Marketing Challenge at the 6th annual American Marketing Association regional conference, held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Oct. 24-25. The conference involved registrants from 20 universities, and an additional 10-12 schools viewed the presentations via a live video feed.
Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
The University’s fall 2013 freshman class of 2,872 tops Eastern’s previous all-time record of 2,854, set in 1999, and represents an increase of 43 percent or 864 students over the last three years, according to final fall enrollment figures.
No other public university in Michigan has seen its freshman population grow so significantly over the last three years.
EMU leads Michigan in freshman enrollment growth over last three years by Geoff Larcom, Published September 17, 2013 YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
The events at Eastern echo those in Washington D.C. where there will be a morning re-dedication program at the King Memorial, and ringing of bells at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m., the time King began his " I Have a Dream" address 50 years ago. Stay tuned to WEMU for special coverage of the 50th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University to commemorate 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech Event scheduled for 3 p.m. August 28 at MLK Gardens on Eastern campus by Geoff Larcom, Published August 27, 2013 YPSILANTI - At 3 p.m.